Course syllabus

Energy Utilization

MVKN20, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Elective for: E4, F4, F4-es, I4, M4-en, W4-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course is about energy utalization in important sectors of the society: industry, buildings and transports.

The study course aims to give knowledge about energy utalization in the above mentioned sectors, its size, structure, development, and driving factors as well as knowledge and application skill in methods and instruments for energy use analyses.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must



Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination includes both individual examination and examination based upon group performance. The course includes the following mandatory activities: * 3 tests on selected course literature (individual examination) * 3 seminars (preparatory exercises and active participation) * 3 exercises (oral presentation and written assignment report, where one is examined individually and the other two in group of 3-4 students) Approved tests, and exercises and active participation in seminars are sufficient for final grade 3 "pass". For higher grades a written examination is required.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MVK061

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Kerstin Sernhed,
Examinator: Universitetslektor Kerstin Sernhed,
Course coordinator: Alexandra Calvén,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is based on lectures, seminars, studies, reports and analysis as group exercises, industrial visits, energy policy role play, and tests on compulsory readings with subsequent review and correction. Participation at the course introduction is mandatory, to ensure that all students are included in the construction of mandatory student groups.